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Literature / Transformers: The Covenant of Primus

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The Covenant of Primus is an in-story Bible for the Transformers Aligned universe.


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  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: The Covenant really is a book containing Cybertron's mythology, a Transformer equivalent of the Bible.
  • Expy: Liege Maximo is a dark Trickster Archetype and is even visually modeled after Marvel's Loki.
  • Fantasy Pantheon: The Covenant tells the history of the Thirteen Primes, which are this:
  • Headbutting Heroes: Prima and Megatronus at the beginning, being alike in temperament to Primus and Unicron, respectively.
  • Literary Agent Hypothesis: The Covenant is written in-story by Alpha Trion.
  • Love Ruins the Realm: Megatronus and Solus were in love, but he grew jealous of her relationship with Amalgamous (the two were Just Friends) and that caused him to grow resentful at her, ultimately blasting her through the chest when she came to talk him out of Liege Maximo's machinations.
  • Retcon: Optimus Prime's backstory. He was mentioned to have "Primian polarity", i. e. descended from Prima, but here he was stated to be the thirteenth of the original Primes.
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    • Cosmic Retcon: Previously, each of the Thirteen was a Multiversal Singularity among all Transformers continuities. Due to some story differences, it's now stated that each of them can choose whether and not to split in any continuity or continuity family.
  • Tomes of Prophecy and Fate: The Covenant is written so that each chapter is in the language of the time it is detailing. Thus no one, including Alpha Trion whose Magitek quill wrote it, have a perfect understanding of it and the only thing they can glimpse from the future are vague prophecies.
  • Too Good Fof This Sinful Cybertron: Solus Prime who reached out to all others.
  • Tragic Hero: Megatronus. Since the beginning he was shunned until Solus got close to him, they fell in love but then he ended up killing her, shattering the unity of the Thirteen.
  • When the Planets Align: As detailed in Transformers Prime, "when the forty-seven spheres align, a perpetual conflict will culminate upon a world forged from chaos. And the weak shall perish in the shadow of a rising darkness". The rising darkness is Unicron who comprises the core of the "world forged from chaos" (Earth) and will awaken from the gravitational anomaly of the 47 celestial bodies with Cybertron on the other end.
  • Won the War, Lost the Peace: The Thirteen managed to drive Unicron into shutdown and banish him, but they had been touched by his darkness and strife soon emerged between them.
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